web analytics


Painting With Patterns: An Interview With Alika Cooper

Painting With Patterns: An Interview With Alika Cooper

Alika Cooper shuffles around a few fabric swatches, placing varying patterns and materials next to each other to see how they look together. She grabs a red and white patterned cloth and two blue swatches.

“Here, this is what I have and I have to make it make sense,” she says pointing to these three different fabrics, three fabrics you would never wear together or even consider being a part of the same product. For Alika, these are her paints: she will use these three, different fabrics to create an art piece that is part painting and part collage.

Continue Reading…

Moon Lights Los Angeles

Moon Lights Los Angeles

Ben O’Meara must be one of those Los Angeles Instagrammers who takes a lot of photos of the sky. He’s that guy who shares photos of the sherbet sunsets with a palm tree or two poking into frame every time the sky puts on a show. He gets the occasional bright sunrise and often the strange glow of clouds, buildings, and the moon at night. This is a guess, obviously, that we take from recently watching Moon Lights Los Angeles, a film of his that meditates on cloudy Los Angeles nights where planes and helicopters look like shooting stars.

Continue Reading…

Newsbites

New York Times Los Angeles Risk Of Decline

Here is some New York City sensationalism: the New York Times published and article titled “Report Finds Los Angeles at Risk of Decline.” Okay, dudes. But, truth telling: most of the article is bogus but our “expanding” so quickly from outsider money is something to be concerned about. Who is really in control of LA? Do those people actually care about the city? That’s where we see the imminent decline coming from…

Full Story →

Bleeding Rainbow Los Angeles

Musical act Bleeding Rainbow is on tour now and is making a few Southern Californian pit stops: catch them at the Church On York on April 30.

Full Story →

Moderns Los Angeles Synth Pop Sub Urban

Local synth pop act Moderns have recently hit the scene with their totally jam-able song “Sub Urban.” Quite nice: catch it below!

(more…)

Cinco De Mayo Party El Conjunto Nueva Ola Echoplex

The Echoplex is welcoming a (pre) Cinco De Mayo bash with El Conjunto Nueva Ola on May 4. Someone named “Skapeche Mode” will be performing as well.

Full Story →

June Wayne Prints Paintings Tapestries Pasadena California Museum Of Art

PMCA’s next show is a celebration of the work of painter, printmaker, and feminist activist June Wayne’s work. It opens May 4 and will be on view through August 31. Time, Space & Matter: Five Installations Exploring Natural Phenomena will run concurrently.

Full Story →

More News